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The Green Desk

95bFM's long-running green issues feature Green Desk, with Lilly Peacocke.

Boat noise hinders marine life communication

Boat noise hinders marine life communication Boat noise hinders marine life communication , 7.14 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

Today on The Green Desk, Producer Conor speaks with Associate Professor Craig Radford about new research suggesting that ship noise reduces the communication space of marine animals.

 

Award winning Sustainable Coastlines

Award winning Sustainable Coastlines Award winning Sustainable Coastlines, 14.57 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2017

Today on The Green Desk, Producer Conor speaks with Sam Judd from Sustainable Coastlines about the selection of their Flagship Education Centre into the Energy Globe awards, to be held early next year in Tehran, Iran.

Conor started off by asking Sam to explain the process behind the Flagship Education Centre, a sustainable building on Wynyard Quarter.

The Green Desk: Will the Waitakere Ranges close?

The Green Desk: Will the Waitakere Ranges close? The Green Desk: Will the Waitakere Ranges close?, 7.46 MB
Tue 5 Dec 2017

On the Green desk, Conor Mercer speaks to Nick Beveridge, from Forest and Bird, about the council vote taking place today on how to handle the spread of Kauri Dieback disease in the Waitakere Ranges.

Penguin numbers halved

Penguin numbers halved Penguin numbers halved, 17.78 MB
Tue 28 Nov 2017

Conor Mercer speaks with Caitlin Carew from Forest and Bird, about the declining Hoiho/yellow-eyed penguin population on the Whenua Hou sanctuary Island in Foveaux Strait.

Green Desk: Warmer reefs

Green Desk: Warmer reefs Green Desk: Warmer reefs, 14.16 MB
Tue 7 Nov 2017

This week on the Green Desk, Conor Mercer speaks to Auckland University's Mark Costello about new research into the effect of ocean warming on reefs. 

Studying the secret lives of super snails

Studying the secret lives of super snails Studying the secret lives of super snails , 15.98 MB
Tue 31 Oct 2017

On the Green Desk this week with Jack Marshall speaks to Zoe Doubleday, a research fellow at the University of Adelaide about her study of snails living in acidic environments. 

Diving into the benefits of fish reserves

Diving into the benefits of fish reserves Diving into the benefits of fish reserves, 19.39 MB
Tue 24 Oct 2017

On the Green Desk, Jack talks with Dr Shane Lavery from the University of Auckland about the benefits of fish reserves.

Learning about how birds learn

Learning about how birds learn Learning about how birds learn, 18.42 MB
Tue 17 Oct 2017

On the Green Desk this week with Jack Marshall, we hear from Dr Alexander Harwood Taylor, a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Auckland, who’s been studying how intelligent birds use ‘play’ in order to learn.

How climate change affects baby crocodiles

How climate change affects baby crocodiles How climate change affects baby crocodiles, 13.89 MB
Tue 10 Oct 2017

On the Green Desk this week with Jack Marshall speaks to Essie Rodgers, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California who's looking at how baby crocodiles will be affected by climate change.

 

How will climate change affect NZ's wine industry?

How will climate change affect NZ's wine industry? How will climate change affect NZ's wine industry?, 14.07 MB
Tue 3 Oct 2017

On the Green Desk this week, we have our new host Jack Marshall. As climate change increases, there will be both benefits and costs to New Zealand’s agricultural industries.

Jack spoke to Dr Glen Creasy, a Senior Lecturer in Viticulture at Lincoln University in Christchurch is looking at how New Zealand’s vineyards will be impacted by changing climates.